Bollywood is known for hiding skeletons in its closet for decades, which has been pointed out time and again by people who are working in the industry and those watching it from the outside. Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has hit production houses, directors, actors etc. But does that mean that the industry has stopped working? Nope. That’s why Vicky Kaushal has already captured his next role.
In the last two years, if one actor has seen the maximum growth in his career, it has to be Vicky Kaushal. After establishing himself as the potential next big thing in Bollywood, Vicky has several projects in his kitty. He has got Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh biopic, followed by Meghna Gulzar’s biopic on Sam Manekshaw and Aditya Dhar’s Ashwathama. But that’s not all; the actor has signed up yet another biggie with YRF.
A source says, “Aditya Chopra loved Vicky in his previous few films and feels he’s the star of tomorrow. He’s producing a comedy film and has roped in Vicky for it. The deal has been locked and Vicky loved the role. He especially liked the film because it’s a never-before-seen character for him as nobody has seen him do comedy before. It will also be Vicky’s first stint in the comedy space. More details on the film are awaited. But the film will be one of the first few to go on floors and the dates will be chalked out once the situation is better to shoot.”
His character in the movie Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was comical. His comedy in Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, and Sanju was natural and never over the top. We believe he will be an excellent fit for an out and out comedy film.
The film will be formally announced as part of the YRF 50 celebrations to be held in the coming month. The team had plans to host a grand event, announcing their next slate of films on Yash Chopra’s birthday (September 27), as part of the production house’s golden jubilee in Indian cinema. Movies starring other biggies like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will also be announced on the same day.
Kaushal’s list is stacked with the Shoojit Sircar directed biopic Udham Singh which was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Soon after which, there is Meghna Gulzar’s Manekshaw, Aditya Dhar’s The Immortal Ashwatthama, and Karan Johar’s Takht.